Fashion Trends

How To Style Cropped Trousers

While the weather gets cooler, it’s time to pack away those shorts and skirts in favour of trousers and pants.

Cropped trousers are one of the easiest ways to keep warm without compromising your personal style this winter. If you’re looking for a few ways to style cropped trousers over the cooler months, keep reading!

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Strappy heels

The best part about cropped trousers is that they can take you from the office to the bar in about 2 minutes. Swap your ballet flats for strappy heels and a clutch bag for the perfect going-out look which will also keep you warm.

How To Style Cropped Trousers


Who knew that the humble belt could go such a long way? Style your hip-hugging cropped trousers with a statement belt for an easy day or night look.

French Voguettes such as Emmanuelle Alt and Geraldine Saglio provide endless inspiration for this look – you won’t be disappointed!

How To Style Cropped Trousers


For more of a casual daytime look, a pair of classic Converse sneakers is the best way to stay stylish without going OTT. A comfy coat and slouchy leather bag is the best way to finish off this effortless look.

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Oversized sweater

Work it this winter with an oversized sweater and your favourite handbag for dinner or drinks. Not only is this the perfect combination of high and low, but it will also keep you super warm!

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Crop top

For a special occasion such as a friends birthday gathering, you could get away with a crop top – just like Vanessa Hudgens. Keep a streamlined silhouette which is tailored to your body shape for best results.

How To Style Cropped Trousers

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June 10, 2015

90s Trends: How To Style A Bandana

One of the latest fashion trends to make a comeback from the nineties has got to be the bandana. Whether you choose to wear it around your wrist, in your hair, around your neck, or on your bag, this trend is a great way to bring some extra style to any outfit.

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Thread it through your hair, around your head or even in your ponytail to bring a casual element to any outfit. It can hide messy hair on those in-between days! We love how bloggers are wearing this trend during summer and winter weather.

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For those colder days, you can simply tie the bandana around your neck to protect against the cold. Match it with a comfy sweater, structured blazer, or even a long-sleeve shirt for extra warmth.

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To bring a casual-cool element to your outfit, tie your favourite bandana onto the zipper of your bag. This is great if you want to inject some colour into your style without fear of going over the top.

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Arm candy

Why not add it to your wrist for some extra arm candy? It’s the perfect way to bring some edge to jewellery which is classic in style. Blogger and author Leandra Medine from Man Repeller shows us how to make this work with denim and stripes.

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What are some of your favourite ways to style the humble bandana?

Images via Style Caster, They All Hate Us, Fashion Vibe, Man Repeller, Style Diaries, Style Book

June 7, 2015

5 Must-Have Bikinis For Summer

Since summer break is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to re-vamp your wardrobe and try some new and funky styles for the beach.

Enjoy our edit of bikinis for summer which are fun, flirty and most of all – will look amazing by the water!

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Kiini Swim Tasmin top and bottoms, $165 and $120

Looking for that perfect bikini you saw on Instagram the other day? It’s probably by Kiini Swim which offers stunning handmade sets which are perfect for catching waves, cartwheeling, day-dreaming or just laying out by the pool.

5 Must-Have Bikini's For Summer

Zimmermann Hyper cutout stretch-cotton jersey swimsuit, $312

Looking for a sexy one-piece without showing too much skin? This classic swimsuit by Zimmermann is perfect since the grey marl shade is flattering on all skin tones, and can be worn as a body suit as well.

5 Must-Have Bikini's For Summer

Triangl Chloe bikini, $92

If a classic triangle bikini is exactly what you’re looking for, look no further than Triangl! Their neoprene bikini’s are available in all fits and sizes, and will surely be a staple this summer.

5 Must-Have Bikini's For Summer

ASOS Gingham Extreme bikini top, $33 and bottoms, $24

For those who are a little conscious of their tummy, try a pair of high waisted shorts which are inspired by the 50s and 60s. They help to suck in your stomach without looking out of place. Plus, they look so cute!

5 Must-Have Bikini's For Summer

We Are Handsome Isosceles high-neck bikini, $198

And finally finish off with this stunning racer back bikini by much-loved Australian label, We Are Handsome. The high neck has a contrast trim which gives this athletic bikini a luxurious vibe.

5 Must-Have Bikini's For Summer

Image via Hermione Olivia

June 3, 2015

Trend To Watch: Marble Prints

What comes to mind when I say the word “marble”? Luxurious, elegant and classic would be a few words that I associate with it – three very positive descriptions, might I add. So, is that why marble print has become so popular lately?

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Real marble is, of course, very expensive and can usually be found in high-end kitchens and bathrooms, but faux marble and marble prints can be found on pretty much anything at the moment. From sneakers to phone cases and wallets, marble is one of the biggest trends of 2015. Here are a few of our favourites:


Asos Marble Print Dress

If you love wearing black and white, then this asos marble print dress is a must-have for your wardrobe. It’s a perfect combination of modern and classic – you really can’t go wrong with it.

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Rebecca Minkoff Wallet

Wallets can be a fashionable accessory, too! Think about it, how often do you take out your wallet? Often enough to justify buying this marble print Rebecca Minkoff wallet.

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Marble Candle Holder

Bring a bit of luxury into your home without spending a fortune with this pretty marble and copper candle holder. Better yet, buy three and make them the centerpiece on your table at the next dinner party.

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Vans Marleaux Sneakers

While colorful sneakers have been ruling the streets, the trend is moving towards black and white. But, if monochrome is too boring for you, these marble Vans might be just what you’re looking for.

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Marble iPhone 6 Case

A marble iphone case – nothing special you might think? Well, what if I told you that this wasn’t a print, but real marble? That’s right, if your iphone wasn’t expensive enough, this marble case will do the trick and make your phone the ultimate luxury item in your handbag.

Images via Sant Magazine, Asos, The Iconic, Royal Design, Vans, Native Union

June 2, 2015

The Art of Layering: How To Style Arm Candy

We layer our clothes, makeup and skincare, so it was only a matter of time before jewellery followed suit. Following in the footsteps of Leandra Medine who herself coined the term “arm party,” we’re showing you just a few ways to layer up those accessories.

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Mixed metals

If choosing between gold, silver and anything in between proves too difficult, you could always mix your metals. Not only will this give you a unique look, but it’s really effortless to create.

The Art of Layering: How To Style Arm Candy


Incorporate your watch to the arm party since it gives a classic feel to your accessories. Just remember, you don’t have to spend a small fortune on a good-looking watch!

The Art of Layering: How To Style Arm Candy


Friendship bracelets are a great way to bring a personalised touch to any type of arm candy. You can make your own with thread, beads and any additional accessories and can even gift matching ones to your best pals.

The Art of Layering: How To Style Arm Candy


Experiment with rings and hand-chains to bring a modern take to your look. Not only are these pieces easy to wear, but they are classic and will last the distance. If you’re into silver, invest in a few custom pieces which will grow with your look.

The Art of Layering: How To Style Arm Candy


A pop of colour is another essential part of layering your look since metals can sometimes feel too heavy and industrial. A fun beaded bracelet or bangle is the perfect way to start wearing this look.

The Art of Layering: How To Style Arm Candy

Images via Glitter Inc, Man Repeller, Tumblr, Tommy Ton,

May 29, 2015

Does My Bouquet Look Big In This? Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress

Finding that ultimate wedding dress seems like a dream come true for the bride-to-be, but it’s actually easier than you think.

SHESAID has enlisted the help of White Lily Couture Style Director and bridal expert, Alera Kingham who has helped countless brides select their dream dress, fitting a wide range of figures and styles.

Below are just some of her top tips on how to choose the best wedding dress for your big day!

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The hourglass figure is the perfect feminine shape, with beautiful curves and a well-defined waistline. Emphasising the waist by choosing styles which are fitted through the hip and thigh will really make your figure pop.

Pick: Dakota by Enzoani is an amazing gown for brides with an hourglass shape. The scoop neckline combined with the structure of this trumpet style is perfect for accentuating the shape.

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Pear shape

Pear-shaped women have a slimmer upper torso, and a more shapely bottom half. An A line style dress will emphasise the torso and play down the hips and bottom to better fit the body.

Pick: Basma by Provonias is the ideal gown to achieve a flattering look that is proportional and elegant.

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Apple shape

Women with an apple-shaped figure often have a filler bust and mid-section, with slimmer thighs and hips. The key to an apple-shaped figure is to create the illusion of curves by using structure.

Look for gowns with boning and well fitted lines through the bodice. A line, ball gown or empire lines are perfect as they enhance your bust, and balance the lower body creating the illusion of curves to die for.

Does My Bouquet Look Big In This? Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress

Pick: A ball gown such as Clara by Mori Lee is a great option as it provides fullness from the hipline and balances the shoulders.


Petite women are often below the average height of 1.65m, and want to appear longer or leaner in their appearance. If you’re a petite bride, it’s important to take your height and proportions into consideration when selecting gowns. If you have your heart set on a mermaid, try a fit and flair or a fitted sheath style to elongate your figure.

Does My Bouquet Look Big In This? Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress

Pick: Styles such as Charlotte by Mori Lee will give you that sexy fit through the body without compromising your height.


Slim and athletic brides are recommended to try a sheath style gown that is fitted. A high neck is a flattering option as it creates proportion on a longer torso, and fills that negative space between the chin and bust.

Pick: The Jocelyn by Enzoani is a great option which slims the body, showing off your best assets.

Image via Wedding Sparrow

May 29, 2015

How To Style White Denim

If you want to spice up your outfit without embracing all the colours of the rainbow, then a touch of white denim is the perfect alternative. Not only is it super flattering for all body shapes, but it can be worn all year round and for all occasions. If you want to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe, take some inspiration from a few of our favourites below.

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A pair of white, distressed denim is a wardrobe essential all women should have. Why? They are so quick and easy to style with trainers, flats, heels and boots for any type of occasion.

How To Style White Denim


While this might be a flashback to your childhood, white overalls are actually back and bigger than ever. Cuff the hems and wear them with minimalism heels for a stylish look for dinner or casual cocktails.

How To Style White Denim

Oversized coat

If the weather is on the chilly side, finish off your outfit with an oversized coat to keep warm all day long. Not only is this the best way to go from work to afternoon drinks, but a pair of kitten heels completes the comfy outfit.

How To Style White Denim

Cropped jacket

Replace that standard blue denim jacket in favour of a white version for spring. It frames your curves in all the right ways, and looks great all year-round.

How To Style White Denim

Mini skirt

Spice-up your wardrobe with a fun and fashionable white mini skirt. Work this trend with minimal heels and a white frayed top to complement the rest of your outfit.

How To Style White Denim

How do you wear white denim? Let us know in the comments below!

Images via Tumblr, Diego Zuko, Sydney Style, Need Supply, Song of Style

May 21, 2015

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Just because the winter weather is rolling around, doesn’t mean you should be packing away those maxi skirts just yet. Layer them up with coats, jackets, boots and other warm accessories to make the most of your summer wardrobe in winter.

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A long-line knit is the perfect way to dress down your maxi skirt without feeling the cold. Choose a slouchy fit for extra warmth and comfort for a chic, day-time look.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter


A bright, colourful scarf is another amazing way to style your favourite maxi skirt. Not only will it keep you warm, but it’s a great way to take your look from day to night.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Leather jacket

Stay warm and comfy with a fitted leather jacket to complete your entire outfit. This is the perfect way to keep warm and stylish for the colder weather.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Long cardigan

Pair a comfy cardigan to give your look some extra style for the day time. This is a perfect look for heading to the shops, movies, or even a casual coffee date.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Denim jacket

Wear one of your best denim jackets (but remember to layer underneath) for the perfect high-low look.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter


Since it’s coat season already, style one of your favourites with a classic maxi skirt. The look is really easy to recreate and can be accessorised with a clutch or heels.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter


For more of a sophisticated dinner date, finish off the look with a classic black jacket and strappy heels. Not only is this appropriate for the colder weather, but it can also keep you warm as well.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

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May 16, 2015

Back To The 70s: How To Style Suede

Suede skirts, jackets, shoes and accessories are back in style this year, with some of the biggest names in fashion incorporating this 70s inspired trend. If you’re looking for a subtle way to try this trend, here are a few accessories  – including bags and shoes – to get you started and which are easy to blend into your current wardrobe.

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Channel Ali Macgraw in the early 1970s with a beige suede skirt and knee-high boots. This look is perfect for the cooler weather since suede is quite thick and warm – plus it looks amazing with just about any overcoat.



If you’re looking for an alternative to a leather jacket, blazer, or coat, then suede is your best option. You can easily layer it with other pieces for a trans-seasonal look, or simply wear it casually with jeans and a t-shirt.



Suede heels look amazing when paired with a fairly monochrome outfit, since they provide some texture to an overall look. Although they do require a little more maintenance (cleaning etc), they mould to your foot for a comfortable fit.



A beautiful suede bracelet or cuff is another great way to pay homage to the 70s. Layer it with some other gold, silver, or even rose gold pieces for a truly unique look.

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Finish off your outfit with a versatile suede bag that fits all of the essentials. If you’re more of a night owl, then a suede clutch is the perfect carry-all for your phone, wallet, and some makeup. Be careful of lighter shades, however, since they can transfer and ruin the leather.

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What is your favourite way to wear suede?

Images via Aquazzura, Fashion Me Now, Sincerely Jules, Instagram Kusu

May 1, 2015

Party Shoes: Dancing Heels And Where To Find Them

Every woman should own at least one pair of sky-high dancing shoes, which are the must-have for a night out. So, if you’re on the search for the perfect pair this summer, shop from a few of our favourite picks below – they won’t disappoint, especially if you need the extra height!

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A pair of nude coloured sandals are a must-have for the summer… Why? Not only do they match almost every single outfit combination and aren’t too in-your-face, but they also give the illusion of longer legs.

Nude sandals won’t cut off your leg at the ankle, but rather, will slim down the entire area and blend in with your skin tone. To keep your foot from sliding forward, use a sticky cushion and apply it into the arch of the shoe.


Siren Ivette, $139.95

Cut out

Want to add a little edginess into your accessories? Cut out heels are the perfect way to show a little extra skin without of course, going over the top. Stick with regular black for an everyday heel, or something dramatic like a deep red or nude is always another option. Wear with anything from a sexy evening dress, to a tube skirt for work. The possibilities are endless!

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Aquazzura Sexy Thing Sandals, $495


If your closet mainly consists of black, white, and grey then a little texture is exactly what your shoes might need. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you might find yourself looking at coloured shoes which aren’t your style – instead, look for interesting patterns and materials which will make your outfit pop.

Wittner Dunley Pumps, $179.95


A loud party sandal is the best way to inject a little colour into your outfit during the summer time. Choose a thicker heel so you feel more stable (for lunch, dinner, and evening drinks), plus they’re so much easier to walk in.

Miss KF Faye, $130


And finally, who can resist a comfortable wedge? Nobody! You can really experiment with wedges in summer, so why not try a pair combined with the best bits of an espadrille. Cork heel, navy, red and white are the most traditional types of wedges, and fit perfectly into the summer theme this year.

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ALDO Maslianico, $89.95

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April 29, 2015

How To Style Fringe Clothing

Although it might remind you of the wild-wild west, never fear, fringe is back bigger than ever! There are subtle ways to incorporate this tricky trend into your wardrobe, without of course looking like a cowboy… Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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Accessories are just some of the most subtle ways to ease yourself into a new trend. A beautiful fringe clutch can spice-up any outfit, regardless of if you’re wearing a LBD or denim jeans.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


This one is for the daring dresser, especially if you want to make a big statement for an evening of dinner and cocktails. A fringe skirt looks amazing with a strappy pair of stiletto heels, or even just classic sneakers.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


Who would’ve thought that heels with a bit of fringe could drive so many people right into lust? That’s exactly what happened when blogger Aimee Song posted her amazing Shutz Shoes fringe stiletto’s, which gathered 46,000 likes and over 1000 comments. We’re already making our order…

How To Style Fringe Clothing


A bohemian-inspired poncho is the perfect spring accessory, especially for festivals or concerts. Why? It’s quick and easy to wear, and doesn’t feel like it’s too overwhelming for the heat.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


Jazz up your standard moto-style leather jacket by investing in a fun piece with fringe. It’s perfect for those who have a predominately black colour palette and want to add some texture into their monochrome outfits.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


Finally, a fringe scarf adds the finishing touches to a winter-inspired outfit. Not only will it keep your neck warm, but it looks amazing when paired with a classic black blazer or thick coat.

How To Style Fringe Clothing

Images via Bykoket, The Zoe Report, Song of Style, Anthropologie, Harpers Bazaar

April 23, 2015

7 Street Style Trends From MBFWA

Although Fashion Week is well and truly over, the various street style pictures are still popping up all over our Pinterest, Facebook and Instragram feeds (not that we’re complaining!) So, if you’re looking for a little extra inspiration for that next outfit, keep scrolling down for some amazing ensembles worn by some of Sydney’s best.

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White shirt

A crisp, white shirt is a wardrobe essential since it can be worn all year-round. Pair with black jeans, ankle boots and a sturdy handbag for a classic look which never goes out of style.



Model, blogger and photographer Zanita showed us the easiest way to incorporate a suede coat into our trans-seasonal wardrobe. The patchwork coat works beautifully with comfy denim and sandals.



What’s better than a structured blazer for the autumn/winter months? A hint of khaki! It is perfect for those who are scared of colour and want to slowly transform their wardrobe (baby steps, of course).



Who says you can’t wear it all at once? Blogger Domenica Calarco of Vogue Vandal shows us the perfect way to pair stripes and make the most of that summer bustier.



There is no denying that flares are back this season and aren’t leaving anytime soon. So, what is is a girl to do? Embrace it and give the illusion that your legs are super-long by pairing them with sky-high heels.



Black lace never goes out of style, so making an investment in one of these pieces should be relatively guilt-free… right? Blogger Vanessa Hong paired her skirt with a fitted leather jacket, and lust-worthy heels by Saint Laurent.


Statement accessories

If your outfits are relatively toned-down, spice it up with a statement clutch. Stylist Nicole Lucas was spotted at Carriageworks with this amazing Poppy Lissiman clutch.


Images via Tommy Ton for, Le 21 Eme by Adam Katz Sinding

April 22, 2015

The Sneaker Must-Haves This Season

It’s not often that a fashion trend is as long-lasting and as comfortable as the sneaker trend that has been around for a few years now. Sneakers are everywhere and have become acceptable and fashionable outside the gym.

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While I was waiting for the bus this morning, 5 out of the 6 girls around me were wearing running shoes and there wasn’t a single gym bag in sight.

It’s time to kick your heels off! If you haven’t got a good pair of sneakers in your wardrobe already (an even if you do), these are the four sneaker must-haves of the moment that you will want to get your hands on.

The styler ($130)

adidas original supercolour

The adidas Superstar Supercolor sneakers come in 50 different colours – pretty much every colour you could want – and were designed in collaboration with Pharrell Williams. Needless to say, these bold sneakers are for those who like to make a fashion statement.

The runner ($160)

Nike Flyknit Yellow

The Nike Roshe Flyknit is the perfect example of a running shoe that is too pretty to be used only during your workouts. Not only are they super light, but the honeycomb weave style takes the classic Nike shoe to another level of awesomeness.

The worker ($402)

Marc Jacobs sneaker

This is the sneaker for people that don’t like sneakers. With their monochrome look and leather fringe details, these Marc Jacobs shoes will give you the comfort of a sneaker and the elegance of loafers. Ideal for outfits that require a bit more sophistication.

The designer ($870)

Burberry sneaker

The Lamborghini  among the sneakers, these Burberry shoes don’t come cheap and should definitely not be worn at the gym. They’re every fashionista’s dream and will be appropriate with any outfit and at any occasion as long as you tell everyone that they’re Burberry, darling.

Images via, Adidas, Style Bop, Burberry

April 12, 2015

How To Style Flared Jeans in 2015

From the runways of Paris to Milan, Chloé to Louis Vuitton and everything in between, the 1970s trend is back and bigger than ever with one versatile pieces – flared jeans.

Now we’re not suggesting you donate all of your skinny jeans, but flares are definitely enjoying their moment, again, and this is just how to wear them.

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A classic white blouse is an effortless piece to take your outfit from day to night and even the other way around! Tuck it into the front of you flares for a ‘just rolled out of bed look’ or simply wear it untucked with your favourite fitted blazer.

How To Style Flared Denim

Oversized coat

Finish your look with a warm and cosy coat for those chilly days ahead. A beige shade like Maja’s below is a must-have for the season, and is so quick and easy to pull together before you have to head out the door.

How To Style Flared Denim

Flared top

Why not go all-out and pair your flared jeans with a flared top? Australian designer Ellery is responsible for bringing this style back in fashion, with big style influencers such as Christine Centenera following this trend.

How To Style Flared Denim

Leather jacket

A fitted, motorcycle jacket should be hanging in all of our wardrobes since it’s such a versatile piece for all seasons. This particular style looks amazing with flares because it is slightly cropped on the torso, and elongates the legs.

How To Style Flared Denim

Crop top

Make like model Karlie Kloss and show off your washboard abs with a cropped sweater. Maybe this style isn’t as practical for the winter weather, but it’s so comfy!

How To Style Flared Denim

Printed dress

Layer up your outfit by wearing a printed dress over a pair of flared jeans. Not only is the look totally unique, but it helps to make your legs look super-long!

How To Style Flared Denim

How would you wear flares?

Images via BuzzFeed, Maja Wyh, Metromode, Hanneli, Bloglovin, Sincerely Jules

March 31, 2015

How To Style Lace-Up Flats

Give your old ballet flats a style refresh this autumn with one of the hottest shoe trends, the lace-up flats.

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Not only are they appropriate for all occasions, but they look amazing paired with a little black dress, or even a pair of denim shorts. Style your lace-up flats with a bit of inspiration below.

Denim shorts

Take notes from blogger Elle Ferguson, and style your favourite pair of lived-in denim shorts with lace-up flats. A white blouse never fails to complete this casual outfit and a blazer is perfect for when the temperature drops.


Cropped trousers

Any type of cropped trousers add the perfect finishing touch to a pair of lace-up flats. They allow the laces to sit a bit higher on the leg and are easy to style with a chunky knit or scarf.


Oversized coats

A warm, oversized coat adds the perfect touch of high and low to an autumn outfit. How? Your body should feel warm and cosy without compromising your style – the best balance!


Chunky sweaters

Make like master-blogger Jules Sarinana, and style your flats with a cosy, oversized sweater. This look is perfect for a day filled with brunch dates and shopping bags – don’t forget that classic oversized bag to hide all of your purchases.


Distressed denim

Who could resist a touch of distressed denim, especially during the autumn/winter season? Tash Sefton style one of our favourite pairs of Isabel Marant flats with white and khaki colours – talk about outfit inspo!


How would you style lace-up flats for winter?

Images via Shalini Papas, Elle Ferguson, Styleoholic, Sincerely Jules

March 25, 2015

Fashion Trends vs Personal Style: Carving Your Own Identity

If only there was a secret formula that could guarantee you a good outfit. Well, according to science, there very well could be.

Each and every trend you see from Saint Laurent to Sportsgirl has been carefully thought out months or even years before the items are hanging in our closets.

But how can the modern woman look good in anything she chooses, and refrain from purchasing items every few weeks, until they’re deemed untrendy again?

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How are trends determined?

Trend forecasters usually sit at the top of the fashion food chain and generally dictate the ‘trends’ of the season. Whether it’s flared trousers or bermuda shorts, these trends are then passed onto designers, published in magazines, worn by celebrities, and finally sold in the high-street.

How can I build my own personal style?

Proportions: Keeping an outfit looking symmetrical and even is almost guaranteed to make it look better. Some follow the chest and legs rule (pick one to show off, never both), and others prefer to throw on a boxy, boyfriend blazer to bring some structure to an outfit. Either way you look at it, there are certain pieces which help to refine the overall look of an outfit.

Dress for your body: The thing that sets us apart (and also brings us together) is the fact that out body types differ. You might have a larger bust, your best friend might have larger hips and the same item will look completely different on the two of you.

And although buying online can be mighty tempting (especially if there’s a sale and you’re surfing the internet with a glass of wine in one hand), then there is no denying that your credit card will be doing some serious damage.

Be aware of your measurements and take photographs of the items you do try on in-store. This will help you create a better idea of the outfit, rather than buying it simply because you have the means.

It’s all in your head: One of the main ways to look good in any outfit, is to have a positive outlook about it. Have you ever seen anyone looking positively miserable in an expensive outfit? Of course.

That is the same reason that some people look good in a $12 shirt from Kmart. Feeling comfortable in your clothes will 100% guarantee that your outfit will shine through – it’s all about good self confidence!

How can I save money on clothes each season?

Longterm monetary solution: The French wardrobe

We’ve probably mentioned the French wardrobe before, but it’s more than just looking like a stylish Voguette in the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Modern French women typically invest in 4-5 versatile pieces each season, and incorporate this into the main structure of their wardrobe. Why? It minimises the amount of money we all spend on trendy pieces that are worn once and then banished to the back of the closet. Stick to a colour scheme, avoid overly trendy pieces, and really work these items into your wardrobe over a period of 1-2 years.

This way, your wardrobe isn’t so much determined by fickle trends, but by a strong, true style which comes out of carefully selected pieces which innately represent you.

Image via Style The Luxe

March 23, 2015

How To Style A Mini Bag

Whether it’s through street style snaps, the Instagram feed, or in the latest issue of your favourite fashion magazine, there is no denying that the ‘it’ bag this season is, well, mini.

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Who has the strength or stamina to carry around a huge tote bag filled with everything they could possibly need, and then some? Here are just a few ways to wear the mini bag for any type of occasion.

Oversized sweater

Whether you’re a brunch type of girl or just prefer waking up after noon on the weekend, then you’re probably well acquainted with the oversized sweater. Spruce up your outfit by pairing it with a structured mini bag and finish off with a comfy pair of sneakers.

How To Style A Mini Bag

Fluffy coat

While we’re slowly heading towards the warmer weather, a fluffy coat is a must-have for the in-between seasons. Choose a cross-body mini bag to store all the essentials (phone, lipstick, keys, cards) and leave everything else at home.

How To Style A Mini Bag

Tank top

Refine an otherwise casual outfit with the help of a classic, black mini bag. If you like monochromes such as Sara Donaldson from Harper and Harley, choose a textured material which will stand out amongst your outfit.

How To Style A Mini Bag

Denim jeans

Take those standard denim jeans to the next level by pairing them with a warm jumper and a mini bag. It can act as the stand-out piece of your outfit, and just think of the cost-per-wear, score!

How To Style A Mini Bag


Match your bag to your outfit (especially if it’s a bright pop of yellow) for a real stand-out ensemble. Our favourite is this picture of blogger Golestaneh spotted below at Paris Fashion Week.

How To Style A Mini Bag

Ankle boots

Pair your favourite ankle boots with a cross-body mini bag for ultimate comfort and style. If your outfit is looking a bit plain and lacklustre, throw on a scarf to keep cosy in the colder weather.

How To Style A Mini Bag

Leather jacket

Nothing says ‘I mean business’ like a leather jacket and it’s also the perfect accessory for those cooler nights. Layer with a sweater or long-sleeve blouse, and throw on your mini bag over the top. Store your essentials in the pouch for easy access throughout the day or night.

How To Style A Mini Bag

Images via Poppy Delevingne, Golestaneh, Lei Van Kash, Symphony of Silk, Sonya Esman, Harper and Harley, The Zhush

March 19, 2015

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Get inspired by New York, Milan and Paris fashion week and try some new fashion, hair and beauty trends from all the latest shows.

Since collections mostly focused on autumn and winter weather, we are now in the perfect climate to leave that summer wardrobe behind and try something a little more darker for the cold weather ahead.

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All white

Where: H&M

Who cares about #allblackeverything, this season it’s all about the matching white ensemble. We can call it our winter whites, but make sure to you have a stain remover on hand!

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Graphic liner

Where: Rochas

The makeup artists at Rochas stepped up their game this season with oddly wearable, graphic eyeliner. A little more Edie Sedgwick (who couldn’t resist a slightly 60s reference), worn with a clean face and unkempt brows.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try


Where: Dries Van Noten

It looks like Amal Clooney single handedly brought back the high-glove trend, and we’re definitely sitting on the fence with this one. But who could resist the bourdeaux-coloured pair making their way down the catwalk at Dries?

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Front fringe

Where: Giorgio Armani

The front fringe was definitely a central theme (no pun intended) at Giorgio Armani’s show over the past week. If you do get remorse from the chop, simply divide your fringe in half and grow it out!

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try


Where: Dsquared

The bigger the better, right? Keep warm this winter by wearing thin layers that work well together. It might just give you the perfect excuse to rock those stiletto sandals even though the temperate is getting frosty.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Big belts

Where: Versace

It was all about the big, statement belts at Versace, which are perfect for cinching the waist and creating an hourglass figure.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try


Where: Bally

Usually one to stick to neutral colour palettes, Bally showed a different side to their collection with fun, bold pieces. Although the silhouettes remained quite classic, the rest of the outfit really did the talking.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Statement brows

Where: Jil Sander

Big, bushy brows aren’t going away anytime soon, and the makeup artists at Jil Sander made sure of it. Use a pencil to fill in any gaps and set with a clear gel to tame any flyaways.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try


Where: Rodarte

Classic tweed blazers made a comeback at Rodarte this season which help to refine any type of outfit. Of course elbow pads are optional.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Lip gloss

Where: Burberry Prorsum

Who could forget their first lip gloss? That sweet-smelling formula which stuck to almost anything and was so difficult to remove! Finish off your look with a touch of lip gloss (the formulas have changed, we promise), and dab some highlighter on your cupids bow to give the illusion of bigger lips.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

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March 16, 2015

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

With another season of fashion week done and dusted, we love nothing more than to trend forecast for the new season. With a focus on easy, ready to wear clothing, the catwalks of Paris already showed some key trends which we can’t wait to try ourselves.

From established fashion houses to new designers making a name for themselves, below are some of our favourite looks of the week.

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Where: Louis Vuitton Fall 2015/16

Nicholas Ghesquiere presented a wearable collection for Louis Vuitton this season, with an emphasis of graphic prints and cosy knitwear.

Faux fur played a big factor in the first half of the looks sent down the runway, and we couldn’t resist this monochrome shearing coat.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Black lace

Where: Valentino Fall 2015/16

Aside from Derek and Hansel’s return to the catwalk, Valentino offered a huge selection of dainty, evening dresses for all seasons. Our favourite? This black lace gown with sheer patches and riding boots to match.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks


Where: Stella McCartney Fall 2015/16

No need to sugarcoat it, but a classic, white bustier was probably our favourite piece from Stella McCartney’s latest collection.

But it might have something to do with the pearl accessories which really made us head over heels for this entire look.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Skinny scarf

Where: Chloé Fall 2015/16

Inspired by the free-spirited style of the seventies, Chloé designer Claire Waight Keller embodied Parisian chic with sheer blouses and one important accessory, the skinny scarf.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Double breasted coat

Where: Nina Ricci Fall 2015/16

The bigger the better was the motto at Nina Ricci this season, with large, double breasted coats adorned with gold hardware covering dainty dresses made of lace.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks


Where: Maiyet Fall 2015/16

It’s all about the statement blazer for the autumn/winter months, and the designers at Maiyet didn’t disappoint with their version.

A deep v-neck was accompanied by a fringed hem which made the outfit pop.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Cropped trousers

Where: Barbara Bui Fall 2015/16

Cropped trousers weren’t only trending at Barbara Bui during fashion week, other designers such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Balenciaga embraced this look for the chilly season.

A perfect length if you want to elongate the leg with a pair of stilettos, or keep cosy in ankle boots.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

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March 15, 2015

Paris Fashion Week Trend Report

Paris Fashion Week is the the grand finale of fashion week month, the cherry on top of the big fashion cake, and undoubtedly most fashionistas’ dream destination. It is in Paris where most trend-setting labels show their collections, such as Isabel Marant, Christian Dior, and Chanel.

RELATED: New York Fashion Week Trend Report

There is a reason why Paris is called the fashion capital and not even New York can claim that title; Parisian women simply have that je-ne-sais-quoi that all of us non-Parisians try to achieve. Nobody looks as good in an all-black outfit as a French woman walking along the Seine river. Maybe that’s why the fashion shows in Paris are so popular. This season, the following trends dominated the Paris runways:

1. Frills


If you have a no-frills attitude, that’s great, but it doesn’t mean your outfit should be. Small frills could be seen at Isabel Marant whereas Viktor&Rolf showed big, bold frills. We like both!

2. Ankle boots


This is a trend that’s easy to copy. Ankle boots will be all the rage (again), which is great news as they are so versatile. Whether you combine them with a skirt or pants, they go with almost anything and can be very flattering.

3. Tassels


This is the next step up from fringes. Tassel trims or complete tassel outfits will find a place in our wardrobes soon. Tassels might not be very practical, but they sure look great swaying from side to side when you walk.

4. Lace

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Lace and Paris go together like copy and paste, so of course there was no shortage of the sexy fabric on the Parisian runways. At Nina Ricci, lace was used in a more subtle, wearable way whereas Balmain showed a sheer full body jumpsuit that leaves little to the imagination.

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March 13, 2015

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week

As the last leg of Fashion Week quickly comes to an end, the images of fashionable attendees are still rolling in.

Taking inspiration from Vogue editors, buyers, bloggers, and even the photographers, we show you some of our favourite trends from the autumn/winter season.

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Big coats

The bigger, the better! Oversized coats have been trendy for the past two seasons, but this doesn’t mean that they’re outdated.

Christine Centenera isn’t afraid to play with colour, and was spotted in this green oversized coat exiting the shows at Paris Fashion Week.

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week

Detailed shoes

The eye is in the details, and these pair of Christian Louboutin heels were on everyone’s Insta-feed after the shows in Paris.

Worn with a long green parka by TSUM buyer Natasha Goldenberg, they seemed to be the focal point of her entire outfit.

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week


A large-brimmed fedora hat is perfect to keep the sun away during the summer, and keeps your head warm in the winter. This particular show-goer paired her fedora with a thick, comfy sweater and leopard print brogues.

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week


Large shearling coats took the place of leather jackets this season, and minimised the amount of layering for the cold New York City snow.

Who doesn’t love a classic, all-black outfit during the winter?

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week

Key chains

Those adorable key chains you accessorised your bags with in the 90s are back and bigger than ever this season. We spotted a number of show-goers clipping them to their keys, purses, and even a Saint Laurent handbag!

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week


Eleanor Pendleton of Gritty Pretty was spotted wearing another big trend, the beanie!

This subtle accessory keeps your head and ears warm from the winter chill, and conveniently rolls into your handbag once you’re inside.

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week

Double Denim

Blogger Lorna from Symphony of Silk showed us another way to make double denim work in all seasons.

The formula? Pair with a logo or statement jumper for best results. A knotted silk scarf completed her outfit, and gave a nod to her blog – all in a days work!

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week

Mom jeans

Remember those old, high-waisted jeans that your mum would wear in the 80s?

They’re back in fashion, with a number of bloggers, and stylists sporting them in various washes this season. Pair with ankle boots and a blazer for instant-glam.

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week

Wrap skirt

The wrap skirt is a hit each season, but we didn’t think it looked this good until blogger Camille Charriére was spotted in this khaki version.

Wear with a pair of killer stiletto’s during the evening, and zip ankle boots for the day time.

9 Major Street Style Trends From Fashion Week

Images via Collage Vintage,, Tommy Ton, Vogue Paris, Athens Street Style

March 12, 2015

Milan Fashion Week Trend Report

We’re more than halfway through fashion week madness with New York, London, and now Milan Fashion Week behind us. Milan is infamous for some of the most impressive fashion shows with iconic labels such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Pucci showing their collections in Italy’s most grand and luxurious locations.

RELATED: London Fashion Week Trend Report

The fashion in Milan is usually feminine and a little bit sexy, always reflecting ‘la dolce vita’ – the sweet life. A little Italian infusion to our wardrobe would undoubtedly be good for all of us, so let’s take note from Milan’s runways and get inspired by the trends for next season:

1. Check mate:

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How to make black and white more interesting? By adding a checkered print. Squares in all sizes could be seen on dresses and coats in Milan. See it as a more sophisticated upgrade from navy stripes.

2. Grass green:


It’s bright and it definitely won’t get you unnoticed. Bright green is the new black. Both Emilio Pucci and Versace had their models walk down the runway in green dresses. Quick tip: Keep the rest of your outfit black when opting for this colour.

3. Culottes:


Culottes are experiencing a major revival at the moment and apparently they’re here to stay. The wide pants ending between the knee and ankle are such a great alternative to skirts and belong in every woman’s work wardrobe!

4. Metallic:


Forget sequins! A metallic mini dress will be your go-to item for a night out next season. Take a hint from clothing label, Blumarine and wear it with black boots for a bit of rock’n’roll attitude.

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March 9, 2015

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Whether you love it or loathe it, the underwear as outerwear trend is extremely popular, especially amongst celebrities.

If you want to try this trend at home without getting any weird looks, try some of the following outfit ideas.

RELATED: How To Choose The Right Lingerie For Your Outfit

DO: Denim

Pair a silky, satin dress with a casual piece of clothing such as a denim jacket. Not only does it help to balance out the entire outfit, but the colours look pretty cool!

Arm candy is optional, however it always helps to spice-up any outfit.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Play with texture

Keeping in the same colour palette is always a safe choice, especially if your bodice is inspired by lingerie. Ashlee Simpson kept this outfit looking demure at a recent event, even though she’s completely wearing black.

The texture of the bodice isn’t too overwhelming and works within the frameworks of the entire outfit.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend


Keep your entire outfit balanced out by showing off a sexy lace bra with a chiffon shirt. For some, this look might seem a little too risqué, but it works perfectly on an evening out for drinks.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Pair with trousers

A top which shows a bit too much skin looks best when paired with some skinny or boyfriend-fitting trousers. Daisy Lowe shows us how to rock this style with a skinny belt and court heels.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Dress it down

Since anything with lace or satin material can make an outfit a little too dressy, why not pair them with casual pieces? This bright pink cardigan makes for a perfect day to night outfit with lace-up heels and a mini tote bag.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Crop top

Pairing a statement crop top with other basic items is also another way to try this trend. It shows some skin without going overboard and can also be worn during the day with a denim or flannel shirt tied at the waist.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

DON’T: Forget your pants

This outfit by Taylor Momsen might work if she’s performing onstage, but it won’t get you on the best dressed list. Wear a longer skirt and keep some mystery to your outfit!

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Use statement accessories

Your outfit should already be making the statement for you, therefore any flashy shoes, bags, and jewellery is strictly a no-no.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Buy online

As with many other trends, you need to go into the store and try the clothing on. Buying online doesn’t guarantee that you will always find your size – clothing that is too big or too small is less than flattering for your personal body.

Underwear As Outerwear: The Lingerie Trend

Images via Style Bistro, Pinterest, Posh 24, Barrie Stephen Hair, Collage Vintage, Bella Boutique, Urban Moms, Look,

March 5, 2015

London Fashion Week Trend Report

There is no rest for the wicked, especially the wicked in the fashion industry. And so after the latest trends debuted in New York, the shows continued across the big pond at London Fashion Week. The British capital is the home of some of the most popular designer labels of the moment, including Christopher Kane, Maria Katrantzou, and Burberry Prorsum.

RELATED: New York Fashion Week Trend Report

Known for its more edgy fashion compared to other fashion weeks, London didn’t disappoint, showing bold prints and lots of colour on the runways. There were four trends in the autumn/winter collections that most designers seemed to agree on:

1. Turtlenecks:

Primarily reserved for geeks in high school, turtleneck sweaters might have a major comeback next season. They sure keep you warm and the good news is – if Jonathan Saunders’ collection is anything to go by – there will be silk turtlenecks which are not only super chic, but also perfect for warmer weather.

Katrantzou fashion showJonathan Saunders fashion show

2. Vinyl Pants

This is not for the timid, but shiny vinyl and lamé pants were seen on numerous runways in London, reminding us of some horrible outfits we wore in the 90s. The blue and green colour might make this an even harder trend to pull off, but paired with neutrals it can be a bold yet classy fashion statement.

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3. Black

You cannot go wrong with head-to-toe black. In order for it not to be boring, though, combine different fabrics and textures or show a bit of leg as seen on Simone Rochas’ runway.

Pringle of Scotland fashion showSimone Rocha fashion show

4. Embroidery

It was all in the details at Peter Pilotto and Burberry Prorsum. Clothes were adorned with stitched patterns and gems, making jewellery an unnecessary accessory. So forget the statement necklace next season and invest in an embroidered statement dress instead.

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March 3, 2015

Top 6 Shoe Trends From NYFW

There’s only one more thing that’s more important than clothing, and of course, it has to be footwear.

A good shoe can change your life (just ask Cinderella), but more importantly, it is an essential part of a killer outfit.

To celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week, we have compiled a list of our favourite footwear of the upcoming autumn/winter season.

RELATED: 5 Shoes Making A Trendy Comeback

Lace-up boots

Where: Alexander Wang

Bring back those dishevelled looking Doc Martens because they’re back in fashion according to Alexander Wang, albeit with a bit of a twist. Not only did he keep the hardware silver, but the boots also had a huge platform. Short girls, rejoice.

Top 6 Shoe Trends From NYFW


Where: Altuzarra

Where’s that old glue-gun? This one’s a DIY just waiting to happen! Altuzarra made a statement with silver studs embellished on shoes, bags, clothes, and… is there anything else? This is a love affair waiting to happen, again.

Top 6 Shoe Trends From NYFW


Where: Boss

Here comes the fun! Boss broke down all those monochromatic outfits with a pop of morange, especially on shoes and handbags. The heels also look super-sturdy, so there won’t be any tumbles.

Top 6 Shoe Trends From NYFW


Where: Derek Lam

Looks like mules aren’t going away anytime soon. They might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but at least we can agree that there won’t be any pesky heel blisters.

Top 6 Shoe Trends From NYFW

Geometric heel

Where: Jason Wu

While they might not give you any extra stability in the rain and snow, they’re at least pretty to look at. Wu’s geometric heels are more of an Instagram-worthy shoe choice that won’t ever get old.

Top 6 Shoe Trends From NYFW


Where: Michael Kors

Appropriate for the office, rainy weather, and even your boyfriend, there’s no denying that oxfords are a practical trend. Michael Kors sent his down the runway with lots of faux fur and cosy ribbed sweaters.

Top 6 Shoe Trends From NYFW

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February 27, 2015
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